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Gardening and Horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, September 24, or Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
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Incorporate dark leafy greens into your diet. Learn how these nutritious veggies benefit your health at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 to noon
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Visit the Arboretum greenhouses and get an up-close tour of plant production. (Canceled) Four Wednesdays, October 5 through 26, 2016, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
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Learn the best plants and new ideas to help keep deer from munching your garden at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to noon
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Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, September 14, OR Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Ornamental plant breeders, horticulture marketing experts, and gardening brands come together Thursday, October 6-Sunday, October 9 (welcome reception on Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.) to connect face to face and share information to get new plants into the industry at The Morton Arboretum.
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As the gardening year comes to a close, it's time to get ready for next year! Learn how to get the most of this year's harvest and the steps you can take this fall to be poised for takeoff next spring at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. .
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Make your own environmentally friendly household cleaners at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Saturday, October 8, 2016. Multiple sections.
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This winter, grow your salad indoors at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
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Select plants and plant combinations to add fall color to your landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to noon
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Begin the process of designing a home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Four Tuesdays, October 18 through November 8, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
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Learn to make almond-based yogurt and add mix-ins for a healthy, delicious treat at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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Learn how and when to collect seeds from your favorite native plants at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, October 23, 2016, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Learn to grow vegetables in any space or season with a simple home hydroponics system at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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Kimchi is the fermented Korean side dish that’s good on, well, just about everything. It can be spicy, sweet, garlicky, red hot or salty, but regardless of the taste, it’s guaranteed to be mouthwatering and packed with flavor. Join Andrea for a crash course in the basics of preparing kimchi at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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Draw inspiration for your own garden from the history of home garden design at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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Sip Arboretum ale, nibble pretzels and popcorn, and learn about top performing shrubs and trees for the fall landscape from collections supervisor Patrick Kelsch at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Make your outdoor space a show stopper, no matter the season at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, November 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to noon
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Brew your own kombucha at home. Learn the history and science behind the popular fermented tea, kombucha, and how it can benefit your health at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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Help curb the spread of problem plants escaping from cultivation at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Learn how to lacto-ferment vegetables in a salt brine, creating an environment in which probiotics can flourish at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 3, OR Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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Find the perfect holiday gift for the gardener in your life at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
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Learn the principles of container design in this hands-on workshop at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
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Make a small table arrangement using live and artificial botanicals ornamented with ribbon and jewels at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 19, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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Create a seasonal painting or a charming terrarium with found objects while you enjoy a glass of wine and goodies at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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Join Andrea Mattson of Edible Alchemy to learn the basics of creating natural skincare remedies at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 3, 10:00 a.m. to noon
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Just in time for the holiday season, find out how you can incorporate evergreen branches and boughs into elegant holiday swags at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, December 3, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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Create a custom garden design for your home, based on the best ideas in American gardening from 1830 to present at The Morton Arboretum. Two Saturdays, January 7 and 14, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon
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